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West Virginia University

cpajd

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2009, 01:52:05 PM »
Judge Haller, I'm familiar with former president Hardesty but its nice to hear positive comments about the others as well.  Thanks again for the info about your course and workload as a 1L-- and here's hoping for an acceptance soon...

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2009, 02:39:13 PM »
Judge Haller, I'm familiar with former president Hardesty but its nice to hear positive comments about the others as well.  Thanks again for the info about your course and workload as a 1L-- and here's hoping for an acceptance soon...

Best of luck to you. Hope you make it in soon.

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2009, 06:14:39 PM »
WVU 1L weighing in here. I am a non-trad, about 25 years out of undergrad. Most of my classmates are under 25, but we have two who are 60+.
This is a GREAT law school...the professors are excellent, which I feel is an important point. Faculty is interested in your success and are always willing to talk with you. They make it a point to get to know you by name and a lot are interested in your backgrounds. Yes, you do have to work hard, but there is time to enjoy other activities (I made it to 4 football games last fall).
Law school is all about managing your time, keeping up with the readings, and not falling behind. I applied to one other school, was WL'd there, and this was my first choice. Glad I'm here.
Our class size was 148, we've lost about 7-8. All but 1 or 2 decided law school wasn't for them, rather than the other way around. Large class size is about 70, with legal writing class size about 20.
WVU has an excellent legal writing program, as well as a solid public interest program. People in my class get along great, there is no cutthroating going on...all are willing to lend a hand to help you out if you need it.
If you have been accepted here, strongly suggest you attend the ASD April 4. If you intend to practice in WV, this is the place to go. There are about 6-8 large WV based firms here who mostly hire from WVU. From what I've heard, placement rate is pretty decent within 6 months after graduation.
You will learn the law here...and I know some WVU law grads who I'd put up against T14 grads anyday.
Hope this helps.


As with a typical law student, you hear nothing about employment after graduation.  The abovementioned stuff matter not much in 3 years, if at all. 

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2009, 08:13:39 PM »
WVU 1L weighing in here. I am a non-trad, about 25 years out of undergrad. Most of my classmates are under 25, but we have two who are 60+.
This is a GREAT law school...the professors are excellent, which I feel is an important point. Faculty is interested in your success and are always willing to talk with you. They make it a point to get to know you by name and a lot are interested in your backgrounds. Yes, you do have to work hard, but there is time to enjoy other activities (I made it to 4 football games last fall).
Law school is all about managing your time, keeping up with the readings, and not falling behind. I applied to one other school, was WL'd there, and this was my first choice. Glad I'm here.
Our class size was 148, we've lost about 7-8. All but 1 or 2 decided law school wasn't for them, rather than the other way around. Large class size is about 70, with legal writing class size about 20.
WVU has an excellent legal writing program, as well as a solid public interest program. People in my class get along great, there is no cutthroating going on...all are willing to lend a hand to help you out if you need it.
If you have been accepted here, strongly suggest you attend the ASD April 4. If you intend to practice in WV, this is the place to go. There are about 6-8 large WV based firms here who mostly hire from WVU. From what I've heard, placement rate is pretty decent within 6 months after graduation.
You will learn the law here...and I know some WVU law grads who I'd put up against T14 grads anyday.
Hope this helps.


As with a typical law student, you hear nothing about employment after graduation.  The abovementioned stuff matter not much in 3 years, if at all. 

Well, someone other than you found it useful, which is all that matters to me. And I did address placement at the end of the post. 90+% within 6 months from what I've heard.

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2009, 08:48:06 PM »
I'm probably not going to WVU, but I can say that if you're looking at the WV market, it's really the way to go.  It seems that the whole state ended up going there for law school..

cpajd

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2009, 06:09:29 AM »
I'm probably not going to WVU, but I can say that if you're looking at the WV market, it's really the way to go.  It seems that the whole state ended up going there for law school..
 

Netopalis, you're exactly right.  This is really the important factor since I live and will practice in WV.  Ninety percent of the attorneys I know graduated from WVU.  While Contract2008 raises a legitimate issue, my concern is really my region and I know how the degree plays here.

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Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2009, 07:31:41 AM »
I'm probably not going to WVU, but I can say that if you're looking at the WV market, it's really the way to go.  It seems that the whole state ended up going there for law school..

Didn't you apply last year to a bunch of schools?

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2009, 07:42:44 AM »
No, this is the first year that I've applied.  I applied to 6 schools:

Temple
Mercer
Ohio State
Case Western
WVU
Tennessee

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Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2009, 08:34:15 AM »
No, this is the first year that I've applied.  I applied to 6 schools:

Temple
Mercer
Ohio State
Case Western
WVU
Tennessee

Ah, ok. For some reason I though you applied last year.

Re: West Virginia University
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2009, 08:57:51 AM »
I posted a bunch of stuff on here last year too, because I'm obsessive like that...But I didn't actually apply until November.